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The Door

It was a cold dark winter’s night and the car had broken down on a narrow country road. What was I to do? Where was I to go? In the distance a small light shone through the darkness beckoning me to come to it. It was an old farmhouse with a light above the door. Would this door remain closed or would it be opened with a welcoming face? For many a …

Get on the “Business”Scales today

Some years ago I attended a local Slimming World group. Yes, I was overweight and I could do with going for a check in again. You may ask how I know this. The answer is simple, I check out the bathroom scales regularly! I also have a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) system in place. It’s called a belt. Have you ever heard someone say, “I have plenty …

From CONTACT to CONTRACT

From CONTACT to CONTRACT Recently I had the privilege of being on a sales & marketing panel at the DOmobile event in Omagh. This event was organised by Daryl Conway of We are Digital NI. The main focus of the day was how you use your mobile for business. Many of the speakers focused on things like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. I was …

Fixed MINDSET or a Growth MINDSET

Have you ever stopped and considered how your business is doing? What parts are working and which are not? Is there parts of your business that could be improved? If 1 was POOR and 10 EXCELLENT – How would you score the different parts of your business? Sales             POOR – 1- 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – …

International Networking Week

International Networking Week® is an initiative of BNI®. International Networking Week® will feature a number of networking events across the world! The focus of these events will be to bring together representatives of government, businesses and the community to network with each other, to understand the concept of good networking and to listen …

QUICK CREDIT CONTROL TIPS

Know who you are selling to. Do your due diligence. Make sure you know who you are trading with, are they a sole trader? Maybe a limited company? Do you have the names of the proprietor or Directors. Run a credit check on the customer and ask them to fill out a credit reference form. Set clear terms for your customer. Ensure your customer knows exactly …

2015 Reviewed

Wow what a great year! This was a year where I fulfilled one of my dreams. Some of my highlights this year were: • Completed the Omagh Half Marathon • Completed the Belfast Marathon • Took a city break to Krakow • Started a Church project of Tract Distribution • Purchased 30% of the BNI Northern Ireland Region • Started a new BNI Chapter …

The Next Move.

Nearly 5 years ago I stepped on the scales at nearly 22 stone. Each of us, at this minute, are a result of the choices we have made. In one of the best personal development books authored by Jack Canfield entitled “The Success Principles” states that we need to take 100% responsibility for our own lives. I believe that God has a plan for this world …

I have trouble with piles!

Yes you read this correctly.When I say I have trouble with piles I mean that I have piles of paper everywhere. Can you relate to me or are you super organised? As a half Scot and born on Hogmanay I was taught some of the Hogmanay traditions. One of these is that the house should be cleaned before the New Year.  It may be a great tradition although …